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Communications Standards Research Institute

  The Institute of Communication Standards Research ICSR) of China Academy of Telecommunication Research of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is formerly known as Research Institute of Telecommunication Transmission (RITT) of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. RITT was established in 1972,it is the domestic research institution specializing in telecommunication network technology research and engaging in providing long-term and solid technological and policy support for national telecommunications authorities.

  ICSR acts as a core business unit affiliated to China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT. It is one of the most important organizations in China that provide technological research supports in the field of ICT and informatization. ICSR is an indispensible think tank of national authority decision-making,an irreplaceable support platform for the industrial development.

  Centered on its responsibility positioning of being “the government’s think tank and the industry’s platform”, ICSR successively improves research capability, explores new fields of business ,optimizes the operation and management mechanism in order to make greater contributions to supporting the ICT development.


  Centered on being “the government’s think tank and the industry’s platform”, ICSR has gradually formed four core business.

  systems including decision-making support, technical standards, inspection and testing, and consulting services. Its research fields covers wireless and mobile communications, mobile Internet and intelligent terminals, the Internet and Next-Generation Internet, Next-Generation Network, network and information security, integration of the three networks, intelligent optical network, access network and home network, synchronization network, cloud computing, Internet of Things, smart city, e-government services, and modern service industry etc.

  • Decision-making support

  ICSR has been providing long-term support for MIIT, the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology and other state ministries and departments on development strategy, development policy, regulatory policy, technical standards, and industrial policy support. And it has been playing a leading role in undertaking key national decision-making projects including China’s 3G mobile development strategy, Next-Generation Internet development planning, the national development plan of the Internet of Things, etc.

  • Standards Research

  Leader and organizer of making domestic standards : With professional staff in standardization research, ICSR is the leader and organizer of China’s national and industry standards. As a core member of China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), ICSR has 21 personnels who serve in management positions of CCSA as chairpersons and group leaders. Over 20 personnels serve in management positions in various associations,technology forums and industrial alliances.

  Player in the formulation of international standards: ICSR experts have been in long-term participation in international standardization work in ITU, 3GPP, 3GPP2, OMA, IEEE, IETF, BBF, ETSI, MEF, ISO CJK, etc. A dozen of experts assume management positions in internationastandards organizations as chairpersons and other positions. Over 20 experts serve as standard reporters and editors. In recent years, by submitting over 300 standardization contributions in average per year, and completing over 20 international specifications in total, ICSR has shown the strong influence in international standardization.

  • Inspection and Testing

  ICSR has a total of 10,000 m2 of laboratories and hundreds of the most advanced test instruments, equipment and facilities which worth over RMB 300 million. ICSR has a number of national/ provincial key laboratories including:the National Engineering Laboratory of New-Generation Mobile Communications Testing and Verification, Digital Mobile Telecommunication Simulation Network Laboratory (MTNet), Integrated Simulation Testing & Reference Telecommunication Network Center (RTNet), and the National Science and Technology Infrastructure Platform - Open Telecommunication Network and Virtual Laboratory. The subordinate laboratories have all been passed the domestic and international ISO/IEC 17025 examination (CNAS/DakkS).

  Various types of testing, evaluation and verification services are provided by ICSR for ICT hardware and software products and services covering: National Network Access License test of telecommunication equipments (infrastructure equipments and mobile phones), international certification testing of mobile communication terminals (GCF/PTCRB/CTIA/CCF/OMH/CE/FCC etc.), tests entrusted by operators and the industry, trial and verification of new communications technologies, security assessment and test, informatization assessment and verification, and also the development and integration services of customized testing systems.

  • Consulting services

  Taking advantage of the technical accumulation over years, ICSR can provide all types of consultancy services to telecommunications operators, vendors, Internet companies and customers in fields of wireless mobile communications, broadband communication network, the Internet, transmission and access networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things, Mobile Internet, informatization, network and information security, etc. The services contains technical development strategy, network construction guidance, technical consultancy of network operation,


  ICSR has been making the long-term commitments to all types of national research programs, including National Major Science and Technology Projects, science and technology programs of the Ministry of Science and Technology (e.g. 863 Program, 973 Program, Science and Technology Support Program, International Science and Technology Collaboration Program, Science and Technology Fundamental Platform, and Soft Science Program etc.), Industrialization Program and Information Security Program of the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and other related research projects.

  Since 2003, ICSR has successively undertaken nearly 100 national key scientific R&D projects, and has cumulatively completed over 1,000 national and industrial standards. Among them, “Series of ITU-T International Standards and Applications on Multimedia Services” and others won 10 National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology awards. “Third-generation Mobile Communication Technical Test” and others won 15 science and technology awards of China Institute of Communications. The “TD-LTE-Advanced International Standards” and others won 50 science and technology awards of China Communication Standards Association, 7 China Standard Innovation awards, and 4 other ministerial and provincial science and technology awards.


  an indispensible think tank of national authority decision-making an irreplaceable support platform for the industrial development


The Institute of Communication Standards Research
China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT
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Post Code: 100191
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